Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Day 9 - More Disney

This morning, we took the campground shuttle to Disney’s California Adventure, another theme park adjacent to Disneyland. We arrived before 9 but it was already starting to get crowded. The first stop was one of the newest rides and a fun one. Radiator Springs Racers. We learned that the trick was to use the “single rider” line. Since each row of seats in the cars holds three people, they fill the third seat from the single rider line. Works fine and we waited maybe 15 minutes instead of 75 minutes. Right now when I’m writing this post at 3:30, the app is reporting a wait time of 215 minutes. The ride isn’t that good.

Here is Bridget in the car that we were racing. The red car won. The ride features animated vehicles from the movie Cars. Afterward, we went to the Soaring ride and picked up a FastPass for an hour and a half later. We then headed for the Ferris wheel and picked the non-swinging cars. Last year, we went into the swinging cars and I didn’t care for it. The Soaring ride was as good as I remember. It’s sort of a mashup between a hang glider and an IMAX movie with other physical aspects thrown in such as smells and water misting. Another fabulous ride.

We went to a live-action Frozen show. It was much more than I expected. Live actors singing and dancing for over an hour doing a slightly abbreviated version of the animated movie complete with great aerial feats and some non-human characters. It was great. One of these days I may need to watch the movie. BTW, the blue sky and fluffy clouds in the background are painted on a huge wall behind the theatre.

We didn't actually ride this ride, The Guardians of the Galaxy. I was just standing around waiting for Bridget to take some pictures. The crowds here were incredible as it is a popular ride. It used to be the Tower of Terror after a Hitchcock movie. Something about a falling elevator. It doesn't sound like fun to me. But I'm old...

This is just the Ferris wheel. Two-thirds of the cars are on tracks that allow the car to move in/out and swing pretty wildly. Or at least I think they are swinging wildly. Originally, Bridget was going to stay at the park for the fireworks and I would head back to the RV to walk the dogs. But, I think that Bridget is feeling the effects of three consecutive theme park days. And decided not to say for another six hours. And nothing broke down while we were around....

5 comments:

redlegsrides said...

urgh...the crowds....rides that mess with the inner ear....crowds....

215 minutes wait for a ride....

SonjaM said...

Does three days of Disneyland require some rehab after? Your desire to watch Frozen might be a sign of PTSD ;-)

RichardM said...

But we did meet someone with a Ural in the RV park. He carries it in his toy hauler. A 2016 model with all of 2k km. When he bought it, it had 250 km on it and handled horribly. Toe in was off (toed out), rear parking brake dragged, leaned into the sidecar. This was how the original owner picked it up from the dealer and didn’t know any better. The new owner fixed all of that and had another dealer put on the off-road map. Runs great now but he just uses it for running local to RV parks.

RichardM said...

Only two days of Disney and one day of Knott’s. I enjoyed the live action musical and thought I might enjoy the animated version. But maybe an early symptom...

RichardM said...

And yeah, 215 minute wait. I don’t think it was the only one with a long line. At the Guardians of the Galaxy ride, even the FastPass line was out into the street...